It is vital that we keep down unemployment down and create more jobs in the local area, so that people have the dignity that comes from providing for themselves and their families, and the security of a regular wage. The latest figures show that there were 1012 people in Morley and Outwood claiming unemployment benefit in December 2014, that is 459 fewer than in December 2013 and 809 fewer than in December 2010. This shows that while there is still a lot more to do, our long term economic plan is working, and more people are getting back into work.
To help local people find work I organised the Morley and Outwood Jobs and Skills Fair, held in Morley Town Hall, which was attended by over 300 jobseekers and 30 employers http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/morley-and-outwood-jobs-fair-attracts-hundreds
I’ve also visited a local job centre several times to hold mock interviews with jobseekers and give them CV writing tips http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/supporting-jobseekers.
I want to make my Jobs & Skills Fair and annual event and also set up an Apprentice Fair. The only way to ensure that we have low unemployment is to have a strong economy, Please read to see what I am also doing my bit to work collectively to ensure we have a strong local economy; http://www.andreajenkyns.co.uk/news/andrea-writes-business-magazine-how-she-will-support-our-local-economy